TV stations that used Magis Media’s election mapping software say a new version that tracks COVID vaccine data is much like the election display — easy to use and visually dynamic for better storytelling.
“You will hear directly from the members of the 13 WREX staff about their personal and professional experiences in 2020,” says a description of the podcast on the station’s website.
TV stations are finding that new election software from Magis Media can be the differentiator for their station on election night. Ease of use, real-time mapping and a visually pleasing display all lead to better storytelling, they say.
Growing Forward: The Future of Farming In Iowa examined the impact of the trade war, the stresses of the business and the changing technology, as well as the issue of what happens to the family farm if nobody’s left to work it.
WPTA, Quincy’s NBC affiliate in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, took home the top prize for Overall Excellence in the Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards. “In doing so,” said Jonathan Shelley, WPTA’s news director, “a station that scarcely operated as a traditional Big Four affiliate just a few years ago took home the statuette over six other finalists – all from long-established broadcast operations in Indianapolis and Cleveland.”
WREX, the NBC-CW affiliate in Rockford, Ill., produced a series of news reports, Lives on the Line, to bring awareness about Scott’s Law, or the Mover Over Law, which requires a driver to slow down and move over when approaching any emergency vehicle along the side of the road that displays flashing emergency lights.
KBJR, Quincy’s NBC-CBS affiliate in Superior, Wis., aired a half-hour special last Thursday titled, Our New Weather, a joint effort between the station’s news department and creative services department.